Capitol Hill Updates

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mark Walker (R-N.C.) released the following statement after H.R. 4318, the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB) Act of 2017 was scheduled for a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives for Tuesday, January 16th: “This legislation will remove harmful and useless penalties that punish manufacturers for hiring and investing in our communities. We have worked hard to deliver on this reform that will lead to millions of dollars being reinvested in North Carolina as we continue to lead the nation in...
  • TUESDAY, JANUARY 16TH  On Tuesday, the House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for morning hour and 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. Votes will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.  One Minute Speeches   Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) H.R. 4258 - Family Self-Sufficiency Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Sean Duffy / Financial Services Committee) 2) H.R. 770 - American Innovation $1 Coin Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Jim Himes / Financial Services Committee) 3) H.R. 4279 - Expanding Investment Opportunities Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Trey Hollingsworth...
  • WASHINGTON—The March for Life has announced that House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) will address the 45th annual March for Life, the world’s largest annual pro-life demonstration, in Washington, D.C. on January 19, 2018. “It is an honor to have Speaker of the House Paul Ryan address the 45th annual March for Life. Speaker Ryan has been an unwavering champion for the pro-life cause since taking office, and continues to utilize his post to promote the inherent dignity of the human person at all stages of life,” said Jeanne Mancini, president of March for Life. “We are grateful for the...
  • WEEK OF JANUARY 15TH  MONDAY, JANUARY 15TH  On Monday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. in pro forma session. No votes are expected in the House.  TUESDAY, JANUARY 16TH On Tuesday, the House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for morning hour and 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. Votes will be postponed until 6:30 p.m. Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) H.R. 4258 - Family Self-Sufficiency Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Sean Duffy / Financial Services Committee) 2) H.R. 770 - American Innovation $1 Coin Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Jim Himes /...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C.— Not only has the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act given a jolt to the economy with companies announcing bonuses, pay raises, new hiring, and more investments, but the bill is also striking a chord with power companies seeing the utility of lowering rates for their consumers as a direct result of the savings they see under the new law. This will come as a shock to Democrats who were unplugged from reality just days before the bill's passage, claiming it would result in Armageddon. Perhaps now they will see the light and flip the switch on their rhetoric, as millions of their...
  • WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) confirmed what Republicans have been saying for months and formally announced new tax withholding tables under the newly enacted Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that will result in 90% of wage earners seeing a bigger paycheck as a result of lowered taxes. Employers must implement the new withholding tables by February 15 of this year. As Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin stated in this announcement, “With this guidance, most American workers will begin to see bigger paychecks. We estimate that 90 percent of wage...
  • Goodlatte, McCaul, Labrador, McSally Introduce Immigration Legislation  Bill Includes Interior Enforcement, Border Security, End to Chain Migration, and DACA Fix  Washington, D.C. -- House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-Texas), House Judiciary Committee Immigration and Border Security  Subcommittee Chairman Raúl Labrador (R-Idaho), and House Homeland Security Committee  Border and Maritime Security Subcommittee Chairwoman Martha McSally...
  • THURSDAY, JANUARY 11TH  On Thursday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.  One Minute Speeches S. 139 - FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act of 2017, Rules Committee Print (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Devin Nunes / Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence / Judiciary Committee) The Rule provides for one hour of general debate with 40 minutes of debate controlled by the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, 20 minutes of debate controlled by the Judiciary Committee, and makes...
  • ‘In 2017, the Senate evaluated and confirmed a record number of nominations to the circuit courts. One of the most significant accomplishments in President Donald Trump’s first year will serve Americans for decades to come, yet it has received very little fanfare. In the months since taking the oath of office, Trump has sent a steady stream of impressive federal-court nominees to the Senate for our consideration. And the result has been historic.’    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA)...
  • WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10TH  On Wednesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Last votes expected: 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.  One Minute Speeches S. 140 - To amend the White Mountain Apache Tribe Water Rights Quantification Act of 2010 to clarify the use of amounts in the WMAT Settlement Fund, Rules Committee Print (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Sen. Jeff Flake / Natural Resources Committee / Education and the Workforce Committee) Postponed Suspension Vote: 1) H.R. 4567 -...